Pixelberry Studios is a top mobile games developer, creating fun and engaging games with heart for over nine years. We’re a division of Nexon, one of the Top 10 largest gaming companies in the world. Our studio is 3-for-3 launching games into the App Store's Top 25 Grossing chart. Our market-leading, award-winning mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play, broke into the Top 5 in the App Store. Our vision for success is based around innovative game design, diversity, and putting our players first!
We've seen firsthand the positive impact that games can make. Because of that, we leverage our commercial success to make a real difference: we have partnered with numerous non-profits, saved actual lives with our games, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities. Players love our games’ focus on racial, gender, sexual, and identity diversity while holding us accountable when they expect more.
Some of us at Pixelberry have worked together for over 10 years through multiple companies. As a result, we strive to create long-term relationships that help sustain our success. We continue to add new individuals who aren’t just searching for another stepping stone but a place to put down roots and actively make a difference. We love what we do and are looking for passionate, like-minded people who want to grow, learn, and make a difference together.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Pixelberry Studios is looking for an Editor to edit game scripts and recruit writers for an upcoming project. Pixelberry is the leading interactive fiction game studio on mobile, and this Editor will help us ensure the level of high-quality storytelling our players expect, by both reaching out to their network of writing talent
and providing our team with quality feedback. Pixelberry aims to deliver narrative experiences on par with the best novels, so we’re looking for Editors with a background in fiction.
You will be working as an editor for the best writing team in the business to aid in writer recruitment and provide feedback on an upcoming new project. You'll work closely with our writers to make sure the feedback goes in correctly and to create the best possible product. You will provide feedback on all levels, from copy-editing and detail-tracking, to high-level notes on story structure and character voice. You’ll also assist in other efforts related to the project, such as project management and adaptation.
Our ideal candidate has a passion for editing fictional works with an understanding of interactive narrative. They are extremely detail-oriented with excellent copy-editing skills and an understanding of good fiction writing that lets them provide strong story and character notes. They are able to understand the unique challenges of interactive fiction and provide feedback specific to the space. They can work on a tight schedule with regular deadlines and balance multiple projects. Finally, they are able to work well with a team of writers, which includes the nuances of balancing feedback with encouraging growth.
This is a contract-to-hire position that requires at least 40 hours per week. It can be done remote or in-person, once the office reopens. Pay rate is competitive, depending on experience, and hourly with the option of paid overtime.
Our headquarters are in Mountain View, CA but we can accommodate a remote work environment for a candidate from the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.
Currently, all Pixelberry staff work remotely with the option to work in-office, if desired.
- This editor will assist the team in writer recruitment
- Provide rigorous detail-focused copyediting, such as catching typos, inconsistencies, etc
- Creative feedback on how to improve the story, including notes on pacing, character-work, and
- Game-centric feedback, like how to make choices more compelling
- In addition, this editor will assist in the development of the project in the following roles:
- Assisting in larger editorial review and moderation
- Managing projects with external freelancers, such as maintaining schedule and providing support
- Facilitating discussions and meetings with writers
- Assisting in developing models of adaptation
- 2+ years of relevant work experience, i.e. editing on a fictional property (movie, game, TV, etc).
- Contacts within a robust, preexisting talent network strongly preferred
- Experience working creatively and collaboratively with a team.
- Knowledge of gaming and game writing preferred.
BENEFITS & PERKS
- Competitive salary
- High level of autonomy and freedom
- Rich & flexible health, disability, and employee assistance offerings to meet the needs of a diverse workforce
- 401(K) with matching program
- Paid Year-End Break
- Relaxed, open office environment with free food and snacks (optional, if local)
- Virtual escape rooms, video game nights, trivia parties, and other team-building activities throughout the year!
- A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position.
- A current resume, highlighting editorial experience.
- 1-2 samples of work that you have edited on
HOW THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT
- Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is very good at what we do.
- Good work/life balance. We are family-friendly and look at things in the long term.
- That warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not just making a difference at a company, but in the lives of people all over the world.
Pixelberry Studios values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black/BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Pixelberry is also an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.